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Poster: GirdwoodTelevision Date: Apr 25, 2006 9:15am
Forum: faqs Subject: Re: FTP Downloading

It would be helpful if you give us an URL or two of items you're trying to download. Thanks,

Alexis

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Poster: Essayist Date: Apr 26, 2006 8:08am
Forum: faqs Subject: Re: FTP Downloading

It applies to any file I am trying to download from the Moving Image Archive using FTP.

The following will do as an illustration:

ftp://ia300137.us.archive.org/3/items/BrinkofD1972

As per normal I have set the Host Type to: Automatic detect.

User ID: anonymous.

Password: My eMail Address.

My Startup Transfer Mode as: Binary or Auto Detect (Have tried both).

Set the Remote Port to: 21

And because I am behind a firewall tried with and without Passive transfer.

Never had this trouble before, the only difference I can think there may have been is the server address which I am sure use to be different.

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Poster: GirdwoodTelevision Date: Apr 26, 2006 8:58am
Forum: faqs Subject: Re: FTP Downloading

I'm connected to that server and downloading one of this item's files right now, so there doesn't seem to be a problem with the server or files.

However, we were having some load problems yesterday with some of the servers in that range, so everyone was having difficulty accessing the items on them (even just viewing a details page). Are you able to connect today?

I don't see anything wrong with your ftp settings. Maybe the ftp client was having trouble establishing a connection and it was timing out? I know I have my timeout settings set at 30 seconds, and if the server is overloaded that could easily be too short.

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Poster: Essayist Date: Apr 27, 2006 8:55am
Forum: faqs Subject: Re: FTP Downloading

No can't get it to work, can't understand why. Seems to work with other servers with the same settings, have decided to give up and move on. My timeout setting is 180.